Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
DESPITE 6.3% GDP JUMP | Poe: Hunger grips 7.36M kids
interaksyon.com - 10/27/2014 11:41:51 AM
The lady senator said that, last year, the government conducted the 8th National Nutrition Survey. "Two out of every 10 children up to the age of five were ... "This is a country where skinny street kids share one bowl of instant noodles under the foot ...
Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition
IRIN - 10/29/2014 6:38:50 AM
Around a dozen mothers watched over their sick children in the ward. Some 58,000 children under the age of five have suffered severe acute malnutrition in Cameroon’s Far North and North regions this year ... country has nearly twice the minimum World ...
Save the Children - 10/28/2014 2:46:47 PM
The world's youngest country, South Sudan gained indepence nearly three ... before the latest influx of refugees – found in young children under the age of five: Over one in four children are underweight Nearly one in three children are stunted (short ...
Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle
CNN - 9/28/2014 10:14:33 AM
"Five years ... city under central administration." That's why Wong has set his eyes on achieving universal suffrage. His group, which now has around 300 student members, has become one of the city's most vocal voices for democracy. And the kids are ...
PBS - 10/28/2014 10:07:37 AM
The average life expectancy is 60 years for men and 62 years for women. More than half of all children under the age ... sex workers in India reported that their main reason for not using condoms was that their customers objected. India has drafted a five ...
Kenya at a glance
UNICEF - 10/24/2014 11:05:27 PM
Despite the steady growth of the economy, more than a half of the country’s population lives below the poverty ... the children, especially those under five years to malaria, cholera and other diseases. UNICEF is working with the Government of Kenya ...
EDITORIAL: The Top 10 MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Moments
Comic Book Movie - 9/26/2014 2:24:29 AM
Under the astute leadership of Kevin Feige and the creative wisdom of Joss Whedon, this vision has expanded through two very successful ‘Phases’ – the second of which will conclude next May with Whedon’s Avengers: Age ... to. Five years of hard ...
Killing a Ten-Foot Alligator in the Swamps of Louisiana
VICE - 9/25/2014 3:18:46 PM
Turgeon quickly pressed his 22 rifle’s skinny ... was 50 to 62 years old. When he told us this, I couldn't help but think about grey-haired seniors. This alligator will be sold for a mere $300, then made into boots. Despite its advanced age, Dave says ...
The Buzz in Mexico
travel.nationalgeographic.com - 10/26/2014 11:24:33 PM
Bees have symbolized the soul to many ancient cultures since the Stone Age ... the art of tending Melipona. At this point, the collective is producing less than 250 pounds of honey per year—but the value of the honey is four to five times that of ...
What’s Worse Than Ebola in West Africa? Almost Everything
Daily Beast - 10/22/2014 11:57:56 PM
Ebola’s getting the world’s attention right now ... their babies safely," the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF announced last month, noting that as many as 8.5 million people under the age of 20 live in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
Burundi - The Hungriest Country in the World? A Review of the Indicators
AllAfrica - 10/27/2014 8:14:16 AM
Arecent global analysis on food security, nutrition and vulnerability conducted by the World Food Program (WFP) in May 2014, shows that around 816 214Burundian children under five years suffer from chronic malnutrition, of which 332 098 are severe cases.
Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
New York Times Blogs - 10/29/2014 12:58:13 PM
Nearly every country in the world has signed the treaty, with one notable exception: the United States. Brainstorm your own list of the top five rights you believe should be protected under ... or lure kids away from school at a young age to work?
Emma Watson: 15.5 million women will marry as children in next 16 years
Politi Fact - 9/28/2014 11:57:45 PM
Every year around the world, millions of girls under the age of 18 get married ... noted in a Sept 20 speech that if nothing is done, "15.5 million girls will be married in the next 16 years as children." As we began checking that statement, we quickly ...
Lithuania to ban sale of energy drinks to minors
Times of India - 10/15/2014 8:52:57 PM
LONDON: Come November and Lithuania will become the first country in the world to ban the sale of energy drinks to minors. Under the new law which ... 68% of adolescents (aged 10-18 years old), 30% of adults, and 18% of children consumed energy drinks.
Pakistan PM urges eradication of polio
United Press International - 10/23/2014 11:56:45 PM
Pakistani health officials said 202 cases of polio have been found this year, a figure four times higher than in 2013. The World Health Organization counted 217 cases in Pakistan in 2014, noting political extremism in the country, as well as lack of access ...